A 77-year-old man from Papua New Guinea has died in a Queensland Hospital following complications with COVID-19.
Queensland Health confirmed that the man, a dual Papua New Guinea/UK national, was transported via medivac from the country to Queensland on March 28 after his condition deteriorated.
He then spent more than a week in ICU at Redcliffe Hospital, north of Brisbane, before passing away on Monday.
“Queensland Health offers its sincere condolences to his family during this time,” authorities said in a statement released this evening.
Despite this being the 7th death related to COVID to take place in Queensland, it won’t be counted in the state’s statistics as the man was first diagnosed in Papua New Guinea.
The confirmation of the death comes as Queensland recorded 0 new COVID cases since March 3 today.
Australia’s coronavirus death toll stands at 909.